Nottingham Trent University celebrates women athletes

Nottingham Trent University celebrates women athletes

 April 20, 2022

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) awards Honorary Degrees to Olympian artistic gymnasts, Becky and Ellie Downie and Paralympian athlete, Sophie Hahn MBE, reinforcing its commitment to women's advancement.

The University invited Olympian sisters, Becky and Ellie Downie, to present their inspiring speech addressing Nottingham Trent University graduates. The University welcomed the sisters to the NTU graduation, recognising their achievements in sport and awarded them with Honorary Degrees, Doctor of Sport.

Nottingham Trent University congratulated Paralympian, Sophie Hahn MBE, on receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Sport from NTU and invited her to receive the Honorary Degree during its graduation ceremonies.

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Nottingham Trent University Becky & Ellie Downie sporting achievements

Becky Downie was born January 24, 1992 in Nottingham. She's a British artistic gymnast who competed at the 2008 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Becky is a double European champion, 2014 and 2016, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion on the uneven bars. She is also a 2019 World silver medallist.

Ellie Downie was born July 20, 1999 in Nottingham. She's an artistic gymnast who represents Great Britain. At the age of 15, Ellie became the first British woman to win an individual all-around medal at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, with a bronze in 2015. At the 2017 European Championships, Ellie made history again by becoming the first British gymnast to win the all-around at a major international competition. She also competed at the 2016 Olympics.

"Such an incredible moment to be recognised together for not only our gymnastics achievements but also our achievements outside of gymnastics. We'll both continue to use our voices for good and stand up for what we believe in," said Becky and Ellie about the moment.

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Nottingham Trent University celebrates Paralympian Sophie Hahn MBE

Sophie Hahn MBE was born January 23, 1997. She's a Paralympian who in 2018 became the youngest athlete to complete the Grand Slam: 100m T38 Commonwealth Champion, 100m T38 European Champion, 100m T38 Paralympic Champion and World T38 100m Champion. In doing so, Sophie became the first female track and field athlete to hold gold medals in the same event from the World Championships, Paralympic Games, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Sophie Hahn MBE receives Nottingham Trent University honorary degree

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